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Diet for Pitbull dogs in stages to help dogs grow healthy

In the process of raising a Pitbull dog, in addition to how to care for a Pitbull dog, the diet for a Pitbull is something that many dog ​​owners are interested in. What do pitbulls eat? What should be noted in the dog’s diet? How is a puppy’s diet different from an adult dog’s? Invite you and the Agricultural Search to learn the detailed nutrition for Pitbull dogs according to each stage of development!

1. Diet for puppies (from 0 to 2 months old)

From 0 to 2 months old, puppies are still quite immature and have not fully developed. At this time, the dog’s main food is mother’s milk. Dogs from 0 to 1 month old are the period when dogs are exclusively breastfed. In the period from 1 to 2 months of age, along with breastfeeding, the owner can start feeding the dog with diluted porridge to get used to eating.

Food for dogs in this period is porridge cooked in water form. Feed your dog about 1 meal a day to let the dog get used to it. Eating thinly cooked porridge is just a step to get used to the food. Note that breast milk is still the main food during this stage.


Children from 0 to 1 year old need to be exclusively breastfed (Photo: Collected)

2. Diet for dogs from 2 to 5 months old

Normally, when buying a dog from outside to raise it, the owner usually buys a dog at the age of 2 months onwards. If you pick up the dog from outside, you need to consult the owner before the diet, the food the dog has eaten to make a reasonable adjustment. Puppies at this stage need a lot of energy to grow, so they need a complete diet in both quantity and quality.

Puppy food:

Food for dogs at this stage includes: rice, porridge, meats (beef, chicken, pork), eggs, vegetables, cereals. Alternatively, you can feed your dog commercial food. For this type of food, you should pay attention to buy according to the age of the dog. When eating, it should be soaked in water to soften the food or mixed with warm milk. Supplement with calcium for dogs for good skeletal muscle development. Feed your dog from thin to thick, from pureed to raw:

  • Dogs from 2-3 months old: feed the dog porridge with meat, pureed vegetables

  • Dogs from 3-4 months old: dogs eat crushed, pasty rice with meat, ground vegetables

  • Dogs 4-5 months old: feed the dog rice with vegetables and meat

Puppies diet:

Number of meals a day: 3-4 meals. Each meal should be given to the dog in the right amount, not too full. All food must be cooked properly and hygienically. Depending on the weight, you should give your dog the right amount of food, Puppies should eat the amount of food in 1 day corresponding to 10% of body weight. If the dog weighs 10kg, you should add at least 1kg for the dog in 1 day. 1kg of this food is divided equally into 3-4 meals a day, each meal is spaced 3-4 hours apart.


Dogs from 2-3 months old should eat porridge with ground meat (Photo: Collected)

3. Nutrition for adult Pitbull dogs

Pitbull dogs from 6 months old onwards have become much stronger. At this stage you do not need special care like when the dog was young. Pitbull dogs have eaten a variety of foods. In order for your dog to grow healthy and reduce the risk of obesity, you should reduce the amount of starch in the diet and increase the amount of protein in the dog’s meal. Dogs in this period have fully developed jaw muscles, so they can eat hard, not pureed food.

Protein, fat, protein: seafood (shrimp, crab, sea fish …), meats (beef, chicken, pork, duck), animal organs, eggs, duck eggs, …

Calcium: beef bones, pork bones, food supplements

Fiber, vitamins, minerals: Vegetables, lettuce, cabbage, carrots,…

In particular, priority should be given to poultry meat to help build strong bones, toned and muscular bodies. Add more duck eggs every 2-3 weeks.

In the first stage, the dog should be fed 3 meals a day with a sufficient amount of food. Then gradually increase the amount of food in each meal and reduce the number of meals to 2 meals a day.

For an adult Pitbull to grow up healthy, the amount of food in a day for dogs is equivalent to about 7-8% of their body weight. In each meal, it is necessary to provide enough nutrients. You can refer to the nutritional composition by the formula: 60% Protein, fat + 25% Calcium + 15% fiber, vitamins, minerals.

* Note: Adult dogs, you should give them fresh food to stimulate their jaw muscles to develop through chewing, tearing, biting food. Do not let the dog get too hungry to avoid letting them lose control and cause havoc.


Pitbull dog meal (Photo: collectible)

Each stage of development, Pitbull dogs need a suitable diet. Puppies will have the same amount of food as adult dogs. When raising a Pitbull dog, in order for the dog to grow healthy, do not forget to apply a complete, reasonable and proper nutrition.

Emilia Chaney
Emilia Chaneyhttps://agrisearch.net
My name is Emilia Chaney. I'm a social girl from Romania with a big smile and 3 passions: Agriculture, Travel and Social Media. I try to make this blog practical, full of great advice and inspiring ideas.

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